Shift in polls: Catholic cleric asks Nigerians to forgive INEC

Shift in polls: Catholic cleric asks Nigerians to forgive INEC

- Nigerians have been urged to forgive the Independent National Electoral Commission for postponing the general elections

- The call was made by Reverend Father Eugene Odo, the cathedral administrator of Nsukka Catholic Diocese

- According to Reverend Father Odo, INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, is human and bound to fail in some of his promises

Reverend Father Eugene Odo, the cathedral administrator of Nsukka Catholic Diocese, has said Nigerians should not be disappointed with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for postponing the general elections.

Odo, while giving his homily on Sunday, February 17, at St Theresa’s Catholic Cathedral, Nsuka, noted that INEC chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu, is human and bound to fail in some of his promises, NAN reports.

Legit.ng notes that the cleric said: “Nigerians are expressing disappointment and surprise as if Yakubu is God who will never fail.

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“A human being will make promises but at the eleventh hour he will fail you because he is not God."

He urged Nigerians to only trust in God who would not disappoint or fail them in His promises.

He said: “Those that have trusted in God right from ages had no disappointment because God fulfilled all His promises to them.

“What happened on Saturday when INEC postponed the presidential and national assembly election in the country at the last minute, should teach us a lesson that human beings can fail but God cannot.

"Just as INEC failed Nigerians on Feb. 16, so also those who trust in their wealth, money, connections, positions and education will suffer disappointment on the last day, as all of them will fail.

The cleric, however, expressed concern with the inconveniences that the last minute postponement may have caused many Nigerians.

He said: “Many people closed their businesses and travelled to their hometowns so as to cast their votes, but only to wake up to hear that the election had been postponed.

“Some intending couples fixed their wedding on Feb. 16 and were forced to shift it to Feb. 23, now, the wedding didn’t hold and will not hold on Feb. 23 either.

“INEC should ensure that the presidential election holds on Feb. 23 and governorship on March 9, as any other postponement will throw the country into bigger confusion."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on Sunday, February 17, said it ensured a 24-hour operation at all Nigerian airports on February 15 to facilitate the transportation of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) materials nationwide.

The general manager, public affairs of NAMA, Khalid Emele, disclosed this in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen in Lagos.

Even God in Heaven is unhappy about the postponement of the election| Legit TV

Source: Legit

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